Encinitas Mar 16

Cardiff Kook Rocks Medical Mask

A famous figure in Encinitas turned heads over the weekend when it was spotted sporting a mask for all to see amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • Dec 2, 2015

    Oklahoma Officer Drives Miniature Donkey to Safety

    A suburban Oklahoma City police officer picked up an unusual subject found wandering along a rural road. Norman police Officer Kyle Canaan says it took a little pushing, pulling and some animal feed, but he got the miniature donkey nicknamed “Squishy” into the back of his patrol car and out of harm’s way Tuesday morning.

  • Nov 30, 2015

    New House Speaker, New Look: Paul Ryan’s ‘Hunting Beard’ Is First in 100 Years

    Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was the bearded man at the Capitol on Monday, showing off plenty of facial hair in what his office called his “hunting beard” that he began growing Saturday at “deer camp.” The 45-year-old Ryan, seated with his arms crossed, had the beard in a photo on Twitter that posed the question, “Hey @U...
  • NBC Nov 26, 2015

    Goat Becomes Friends With Tiger Who Was Supposed to Eat It

    Something strange happened when a goat entered a Siberian tiger’s enclosure at a safari park in Moscow. The intended four-legged meal surprised everyone. Instead of becoming an edible delight, the goat named Timur has become friends with Amur the tiger. Read More...
  • NBC Nov 23, 2015

    Gobble Gang: Over a Dozen Turkeys Invade Denver Suburb

    A rafter of fearless turkeys swarmed a suburb of Denver, Colorado, merely days before the birds’ presumed worst nightmare: Thanksgiving. On Sunday morning, Amy and Ruben Rodriguez counted about 18 of the avian guests on their front yard, NBC affiliate KUSA reported. The couple watched the turkeys peck and gobble on their lawn, according to KU...
  • Nov 18, 2015

    Annual Tradition of a Scuba Diving Santa

    A scuba diving Santa and his reindeer helpers decorate a tree 80 feet below the surface of waters off Japan’s Sado Island.

  • Attorney Nov 18, 2015

    Louisiana Amusement Park Lets Chimpanzee Smoke Cigarettes: Lawsuit

    An animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water....Candy is isolated in an inadequate cage at the Baton Rouge park, and should be moved to a sanctuary, according to the federal suit filed in Baton Rouge on Tuesday...
  • Nov 12, 2015

    Skateboarding Dog and More Bizarre World Records

    From dogs on skateboards, to people doing laps on a track on their hands, here are some of the world’s most bizarre world records.

  • Oct 28, 2015

    Driver Uses ‘Zombie Baby’ in Carpool Lane: Police

    A Washington state driver buckled in a zombie baby doll in the passenger seat, hoping to trick his way through the carpool lane, police said. Washington State Patrol said the man used the doll — complete with a blood-smeared grin — in his car before crossing into the high-occupancy vehicle lane during the Tuesday morning commute on Interstate 5 nea...
  • Oct 28, 2015

    85-Year-Old Jewel Thief Arrested at Upscale Mall in Atlanta

    Ten years ago, when she was 75 years old, Doris Payne swore she was done with a lifetime of pilfering jewels across two continents. Several arrests later, in 2013, she said again that she was leaving that life behind. Police say Payne, now 85, is at it again: She was recently arrested and charged with pocketing a $690 pair of...

  • Oct 27, 2015

    After Binge Watching ‘Walking Dead,’ N.M. Man Kills Friend Over Zombie Fears: Police

    A New Mexico man is alleged to have brutally beaten his friend to death last week because he believed he was turning into a zombie, NBC News reported. Damon Perry watched “The Walking Dead” on Netflix and drank malt liquor with a friend, a spokesman for Grants Police told NBC News. Perry told police his friend tried “to bite him,”......
  • Oct 27, 2015

    ‘Chewbacca’ Arrested at Polls on Election Day in Ukraine

    It’s not every day police end up arresting a Wookiee. Ukrainian officials took someone dressed up as the hairy “Star Wars” character Chewbacca into custody on Sunday, NBC News reported. The person was picked up at a polling station in Odessa for violating election rules and campaigning on voting day. “Chewbacca” was supporting candidate...
  • Oct 26, 2015

    Dog Named Trigger Shoots Owner in the Foot

    Authorities say a northern Indiana woman is recovering after being shot in the foot by her dog. And the dog’s name? Trigger. Indiana Conservation Officer Jonathon Boyd says 25-year-old Allie Carter of Avilla laid her 12-gauge shotgun on the ground without the safety on during a waterfowl hunt Saturday at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area....
  • Oct 23, 2015

    Idaho Agency Finds Historic Footage of Parachuting Beavers

    More than half a century after a group of beavers parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, officials have uncovered footage of the quirky wildlife management moment. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game was struggling with an overpopulation of beavers in some regions in the 1940s when wildlife managers settled on a novel idea. They captured beavers ...
  • Oct 19, 2015

    Receding Waters Reveal Ruin of Colonial Church in Mexican Reservoir

    Leonel Mendoza fishes every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. But in recent days, he also has been ferrying curious passengers out to see the remains of a colonial-era church that has emerged from the receding waters. A drought this year has hit the watershed of the Grijalva river, droppi...
  • Oct 15, 2015

    Meerkat Expert Attacked Monkey Handler With Wine Glass Over Llama Keeper

    A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love spat over a llama-keeper....A judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court said Wednesday that Caroline Westlake must pay 800 pounds ($1,235) to Kate Sanders for assaulting her in a dispute over colleague Adam Dav...
  • Oct 14, 2015

    FBI Arrests Suspect When Agent Recognizes Him at Cafe

    The FBI says agents nabbed a suspected bank robber when he showed up at a coffee shop near the bureau’s Portland office. A federal magistrate on Wednesday ordered that 58-year-old Timmie Lee Smith be jailed following an initial court appearance. The robberies occurred Oct. 7 and 12 in downtown Portland. Authorities say an agent who had seen b...
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